Sunday, December 28, 2008

ugh ravelry

A friend of mine suggested yesterday that I should publish my sandwich pattern on Ravelry. I was very flattered that she thought it was good enough, so this morning I spent quite a while trying to do that. Well, I remembered WHY I don't upload things to ravelry very often. TOO DAMN COMPLICATED! I can't figure out how to get a photo attatched to the pattern, then when I went to the "one project listed" (my own) to see if I could somehow figure it out from there, the page said "no projects match your description". SIGH. I don't know if they are being moderated or what, if they have to be approved or something, but who knows. Oh well.
In other knitting (or in this case, crochet!) news, I did my first real crochet project. By real, I mean a complicated (to me) pattern from a book. I was surprised how quick it was! Anyway, it is the Angora Baby Bunny Cap from luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders. Only one slight problem;

It is supposed to be a BABY cap, but it fits my 2.5 year old. Granted she has a small head, but still. I don't think the baby will be wearing this one.

Other than that, I was very happy with how it turned out. No longer will I fear crochet!! It is a very pretty hat. I used the correct weight yarn and hook for the project but oh well.

I bought this yarn a few weeks ago at my LYS, it is georgeous Anne sock yarn. I had started socks with it and was about 4 or 5 inches into them when I realized I was ribbing all the way around--problem was that they were toe up! Oops. I was very upset b/c I really liked the pattern (A diagonal striped rib that I had turned into a sock pattern myself) so I wasn't sure what I was going to do or how I was going to stomach ripping them back. Then I saw the pattern for the blossom shawl in my new book. I thought "AHA!" there is a good pattern for this yarn. It was a huge skein, over 500 yards, so I knew I had plenty and since it is verigated but not self striped it would make a good shawl. Absolutely beautiful colors too, and soooooooo me! I'm 3 repeats in and am supposed to have a total of 14 when done.

See how pretty?? I LOVE this color!!!

I wanted to make a barbie dress for my daughter's doll. I looked and looked online and couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I decided I could design one. How hard could it be, right? I measured and re-measured the barbie all over, I even SWATCHED (and those who know me know how much I HATE swatching) then I did MATH (another ugh for me) and made this dress. I did not take a photo of the back however, because you would see all the laces and running stitches I had to do to keep the dress from falling off the doll. Hmmmm. I don't know where I went wrong, if it was the math or the swatching or what, but it was a bit big. But in the end it looked pretty good especially from the front, and I was proud of it. My daughted said "ooh pretty cinderella." played with it for a minute or less, then gave me the old dress for her and said "Now this dress." I said "what about the dress Momma made?" and she said "I no like it. Want this one." SIGH. Oh well.

At least she liked this, the pillow and blanket I made for her barbie house. I even matched the colors (as best as I could from my stash) to the rest of the dollhouse. Knit in garter stitch with a crochet border, one round of double crochet then a round of single crochet. The pillow was done in garter stitch with a single crochet border.

I have a pair of socks for my daughter (the Emily socks from knitting circles around socks in a hot pink and yellow striped yarn), a cammo pair of socks for my hubby in sport weight yarn, and a brown verigated scarf for my son all on the needles, plus this shawl for myself now. I also have to work on the baby blanket some more. I have like 8 squares out of 100 done. :-D

Hugs! Have a happy New Year!

1 comment:

Suna said...

Aha, I will have to make that hat on really small crochet hooks then! Glad you tried it out. And I can help with uploading the patterns. I did figure it out, at some point, because mine are there, so I must have done it. Optimistic, huh. You must share your sandwiches with the world!